Date: Feb 16, 2001 6:11 AM
Author: Heinz Lueneburg
Subject: Re: [HM] Bombelli: Cube root of Complex Nos.


Yesterday, I wrote
>
> "Numero sano" means integer. The latin "sanus" is already used
> by Leonardo Pisano in this sense. Also polynomial expressions
> are called "sano" by Bombelli to distinguish them from fractions
> with polynomial enumerators and denumerators. I have the vague
> feeling that Nunes uses the same word in the same sense. I shall
> try to figure it out.


In the meantime, I checked my excerpts from Nunes "Libro de algebra ..."
There the word sano occurs only once: ... ninguno sano entendimiento ... .
This means, of course, different things.

It should read "denominators" instead of "denumerators" above.

Regards, Heinz Lueneburg